Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

The Science Guy And The Rest Of Us

I saw "Bill Nye: Science Guy" a film that weaves several narrative strands together in an admiring but deeply disturbing documentary...

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Tom SahagianSnapshot

NYC's 80 x 50 Goal: Is it Realistic? How Do We Get There?

Technically, there is no doubt that 80x50 is achievable. But it's not going to be easy. The biggest obstacles to success will not be technological — in my experience they are almost always fear and inertia on the part of decision-makers.

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In the Media

City of Rising Waters: A Symposium

Sallan Storify coverageMarking the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Museum of the City of New York kicks off new series, New York's Future in a Changing Climate. Sallan Storify coverage

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Subway Reading

Solar Windows, Starting Now

Think of all the windows in a skyscraper, now imagine if they could all create solar power

TGIF: We'll Always Have Coney Island

The first rollercoaster installed at a US amusement park was in Coney Island

Senate Tax Bill Spares Some Clean Power

Tax breaks survive in Senate bill for wind power, electric cars - and oil -, but clean energy provisions cut in the House version

Worldwide

Climate Risk Is Insurance Risk

The biggest insurers see financial risks growing 'exponentially' due to a disrupted climate

Driving The Wrong Way On Carbon

Germany's love affair with gas-guzzling cars makes it harder for the country to shrink its carbon footprint

2017: 2nd Warmest

In The Carbon Age

Community Solar Now

Community solar power allows for shared access, think community garden, but for solar

Science v Politics

While it's not news that politics can outmaneuver science, what is news is the lack of political consequences for ignoring science. Here's a rating for the current administration

Science At Work: Evaporative Energy

More dependable than solar or wind, evaporation could become a major renewable energy source

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Understanding NYC Energy Performance Standards
21 Nov
Register now for a public policy forum with representatives from the Mayor's office + affordable housing advocates to discuss a bill recently introduced into the NYC Council. It would create an energy performance standard, establish limits on onsite fossil fuel consumption as well as whole building energy use for larger buildings.
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Passive House (De)Constructed
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The Passive House standard is known for its stringent requirements, meeting them can be daunting for even the most experienced architects + developers. What you need is Passive House education
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Zero Waste Design Guidelines
4 Dec
Don't miss the final event in a year long series exploring NYC's waste system. Learn about the Zero Waste Guidelines + the role design plays in ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable future for NY
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